Windows Vista Repair Install
These steps should only be attempted by advanced computer users. Errors made during these steps can and will result in data loss or permenant damage to your machine. Nex-Tech is not responsible for any issues that arise while attempting to follow this tutorial.
Booting from the Windows Recovery CD
You will use the Windows Vista Recovery
CD. Insert CD and boot off of it. As the system reboots, follow the
instructions on the screen to make your computer boot from the CD. Be patient
as the Windows Recovery Environment, which actually uses Windows PE
(Preinstallation Environment) to boot up, will take some time.
Once the system begins to boot from the CD, a black screen with a light gray progress bar will appear (Figure A).
As Windows PE loads files into memory, a light gray progress bar keep you apprised of the process.
As soon as all the files are loaded into memory, the blue and green Vista background (Figure B) will display on the screen for what may seem like an eternity. Again, this may require some patience.
This background will appear on the screen for what may feel like an eternity.
Finally, the Install Windows dialog box, which prompts you to select Language, Time and Currency format, and Keyboard preferences, will appear on the screen (Figure C). Since you are not really installing Windows, you may bypass this dialog box by clicking Next.
When you see the Install Windows dialog box, you can just click Next
When you see the second Install Windows dialog box (Figure D), click the Repair Your Computer option. Do not click the Install Now button.
To get to the System Recovery Options, click the Repair Your Computer option.
The first System Recovery Options dialog box will appear (Figure E). When prompted, select your operating system and click Next.
At the System Recovery Options dialog box, select your operating system and click Next.
The main System Recovery Options dialog box will appear (Figure F). You would choose one of the appropriate recovery tools from the list.
In the event of a system failure, you would choose one of the appropriate recovery tools.